Kayaker, 64, completes marathon paddle across Atlantic

7:22 p.m. on February 4, 2011 (EST)
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It's believed to have been the longest-ever solo-kayaking voyage, in terms of time spent at sea. He spent Wednesday afternoon and evening being checked by doctors and sleeping. On Thursday the 64-year-old Polish adventurer, thickly bearded and disheveled but appearing remarkably fit, told a small gathering in the remote fishing community of Acaraú, that after a little more rest he'd like to climb back in and paddle to the United States




2:50 p.m. on February 6, 2011 (EST)
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Gary, quit posting pictures of yourself...so brazenly proud of your adventures you are...

4:47 p.m. on February 6, 2011 (EST)
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Well I hope to look like that guy in another year! Here I am with a 5 week old beard today.

5:34 p.m. on February 6, 2011 (EST)
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If you get caught in a storm in that little kayak your going to be in for a wild ride. Even a 10 foot wave would be an adventure a 20 foot wave would be roller coaster ride. Anyway I admire his moxie.


5:49 p.m. on February 6, 2011 (EST)
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Whats the roll bar thing over the top for?

8:51 p.m. on February 6, 2011 (EST)
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In addition to housing all the antennae receivers, I'd bet its filled with a polystyrene foam, to ensure the craft rights itself even in the worst seas.

7:27 p.m. on February 7, 2011 (EST)
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Impressive, but the boat kind of stretches the definition of "kayak" IMO. I seem to recall an earlier effort where the boat in question had a heavy, sailboat-like keel to keep it upright. I don't think the Kleppers used by Romer and Lindemann were self-righting!

2:55 a.m. on May 9, 2011 (EDT)
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When someone like this gets lost doing a remarkably difficult and wrought with dangers trek we, the public, often end up paying for their rescue which never seems to cost a small amount.  I congratulate his drive but question his mind set.

8:47 a.m. on May 10, 2011 (EDT)
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Often the difference between a successful person and a failure is not one that has better abilities or ideas, but the courage that one has to bet on one's ideas, to take a calculated risk - and to act.

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